Women’s Worlds 2011
The Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Circle Presents:
Indigenous Feminisms ROCK!
Venue: Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa (Jock Turcot University Centre, Main Floor) – 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON.
Admission: Free and open to the public!
Space is wheelchair accessible
"Indigenous Feminism" has been taken up as more than just a "theory" by Indigenous academics and activists throughout Turtle Island and beyond. But still many people reject the term. What does "Indigenous Feminism" even mean? Is it just about women? Isn’t feminism a "white-woman’s" thing? Isn’t land really the only issue?
Join us on Monday July 4th from 7pm to 10pm for a powerhouse evening of Indigenous Feminisms you won’t forget! Featuring art installations from Families of Sisters In Spirit, the REDress Project aimed at bringing more awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and selected pieces from Metis Indigenous Feminist Erin Konsmo, the evening will also feature presentations from the grand prizes winners of the Young Aboriginal Women’s Creative Essay Contest. We will then transition into an interactive talk-show style format with host Jessica Yee, Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network with special guests:
Lee Maracle, Sto:lo award-winning author, playwright, teacher, and artist
Qwo-Li Driskill (Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University) is a Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer activist, writer, and performer. S/he is the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems, and the co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature and the forthcoming anthology, Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. S/he lives in Tonkawa/Towakoni Territories on U.S. occupied Turtle Island.
Andrea Smith is co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
We will then end the evening with a musical performance from Alida Kinnie Starr. Alida Kinnie Starr, Mixed Blood Mohawk, is a producer/rapper/poet/singer. She makes music and art professionally since 1997 and is inspired by genuine human contact, difficult conversations, rhythm, hip hop, and the tension between old school and new school ways of thinking.
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